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Welcome to the Chair of Digital Transformation Management!


Successful PhD defense

Prof. Dr. André Hanelt was a member of the board of examiners at the PhD defense of Daniel Leonhardt at the University of Göttingen. The thesis, entitled "Organizing for Digital Innovation - The Role of the IT Function", investigates how IT departments are affected by the diffusion of digital innovation as well as the structures and capabilities they need to support the digital transformation of their organizations.



Consultant / PhD candidate in the area of Digital Accounting & IT Change


Together with PwC, we are looking for a doctoral candidate in the area of Digital Accounting & IT Change.

Conceivable PhD topics include e. g. “Use of new technologies in the financial organization”, “potential and use cases for the use of Artificial Intelligence in the financial organization” or “the transformation of the financial organization driven by new technologies”.

The job posting on the PwC website can be found here.




Prof. Dr. André Hanelt is among the founding members of the new AIS (Association for Information Systems) Special Interest Group (SIG) named SIGDITE (Special Interest Group on Digital Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship).

Researchers interested in digital innovation, transformation and entrepreneurship are currently distributed across communities that focus on specific organizational challenges such as Adoption of digital technology, Sourcing, Organizational systems or Business Process and Services.

SIGDITE aims to bring together these researchers, providing a community to advance research in the creation and management of new digital infrastructures, products, new business models and organizational forms. By integrating related research across conferences and making the positioning of digital research more consistent, SIGDITE will also enable researchers to keep up with emerging research trends and establish opportunities for collaboration.

New Conference Contributions:

The following articles have been accepted at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston, USA:

  • Firk, S.; Hanelt, A.; Oehmichen, J.; Wolff, M. (2019). Digital in the C-Suite: Antecedences and Performance Effects of Chief Digital Officer Appointments.

  • Bohnsack, R.; Hanelt, A.; Kurtz, H. (2019). Re-examining Path Dependency in the Digital Age: A Longitudinal Case Study in the Car Industry.